Increasing Introduction of Dairy Types (Holstein, Brown Swiss)

  • H. Kräusslich
  • C. Jongeling
Part of the Current Topics in Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science book series (CTVM, volume 5)
Abstract Around 1965 the breeders of Black-and-white cattle in Germany started inseminating their cows and heifers with semen from North American Holstein bulls. At about the same time a breed organisation for improving Braunvieh cattle in Southern Germany designed a programme for using imported semen of Brown Swiss bulls from the USA. The main reason for these decisions to use semen from more specialised dairy breeds and so to increase the milk yield per cow were:
  • that labour was (and is) becoming more expensive,

  • that concentrates were going to become cheaper in relation to the milk price, and

  • that in the case of the Braunvieh breed genetic analyses showed little genetic variation in dairy traits.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Kräusslich
    • 1
  • C. Jongeling
    • 2
  1. 1.Lehrstuhl für TierzuchtInstitut für Tierzucht und TierhygieneMünchen 22West Germany
  2. 2.Institut für Tierzucht und HaustiergenetikGöttingenWest Germany

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